Energy consumption in Gibraltar

The most important measure in the energy balance of Gibraltar is the total consumption of
230.80 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 6,848 kWh.


Gibraltar can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 239 m kWh, also 103% of own requirements. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

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Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalGibraltar
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption230.80 m kWh6,848.46 kWh5,511.05 kWh
Production238.80 m kWh7,085.84 kWh5,925.27 kWh



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions in 2016Gibraltar
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total634,391.00 t18.80 t6.47 t
› of which diesel + gasoline634,391.00 t18.80 t2.74 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1979 to 2016 in million tons

Carbon footprint Gibraltar


Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants. In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourcetotal
in Gibraltar
percentage
in Gibraltar
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Gibraltar
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels376.68 m kWh100,0 %49,2 %11,177.12 kWh8,115.37 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh1,154.29 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %24,1 %0.00 kWh3,977.20 kWh
Renewable energy0.00 kWh0,0 %19,7 %0.00 kWh3,274.42 kWh
Total production capacity376.68 m kWh100,0 %100,0 %11,177.12 kWh16,489.87 kWh